Terms & Conditions
By accessing, using or purchasing from the RYDER DIAMONDS Site, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use.
We reserve the right to change or modify any of these terms or any policy or guideline of the site at any time, at our sole discretion. Therefore, you should frequently review these terms and any other applicable policies from time to time to understand the terms and conditions that apply to your use of the site.
You use this site at your sole risk. You agree that you will be personally responsible for your use of this site and for all of your communication and activity on this site. We reserve the right to deny you access to this site, or any part of this site, at any time without notice.
Bespoke Jewellery Design and Confirmation
The buyers verbal confirmation of the purchase of the diamond(s) constitutes a confirmed sale and the buyer will be invoiced and 100% committed to the purchase. The seller will request the buyer's approval of the design before the crafting process commences. Any major changes to the design that cannot be modified at the mounting* stage will be allowed at the expense of the buyer. Any major changes after the completion will also be borne by the buyer.
* Mounting refers to the mid production item prior to diamonds being set.
Bespoke Jewellery Payment Terms
The deposit payment is required within one week from the sales invoice date. The balance of the sales invoice will be due on the completion of the item and before collection or shipment. If a payment is not received or payment method declined, the buyer forfeits the ownership of any items purchased. Any portion of the purchase price unpaid will be considered overdue. All amounts overdue shall accrue interest from the date when the payment was due until the date of payment at a rate of 4% above the HSBC Hong Kong base rate. In addition, the Seller shall have the right to pursue any remedies available at law or was provided herein and shall be entitled to reimbursement from Buyer for Seller's cost of collection, including attorney fees, legal fees and costs and disbursements.
Ryder Diamonds retains ownership of all design work and the rights to use the designs in marketing materials and all other such uses.
Taking care of your Ryder Diamonds piece of jewellery
Each piece of Ryder Diamonds jewellery is hand crafted rather than cast or machine made. Small imperfections should not be regarded as flaws, but rather appreciated as part of the art of hand crafted jewellery. Each of our pieces are carefully checked before presenting to a customer to ensure all claws are tight and the integrity of the jewellery is sound. The customer should also inspect the jewellery in close detail when new to acknowledge the state and condition of the piece. We will provide each client with photos of their piece for evidence of the condition when new.
All diamond jewellery should be treated as precious and cared for. Gold and platinum are soft metals and can be damaged by knocks and blows. It is also a common misconception that diamonds cannot break. They absolutely can break or crack if pressure or a sharp knock is applied to a weak spot. Designs that are more fine and delicate in detail, particularly those styles that have "wall" set diamonds require an even higher degree of care. Ryder Diamonds consultants will advise clients designing bespoke jewellery on the perils of certain designs that are more delicate or fragile so that the customer is aware of the degree of care needed to keep the ring in good condition.
Knocks and bumps will naturally occur for pieces of jewellery worn on the hand and wrist. Ryder Diamonds recommends cleaning your diamond jewellery at least once a week to keep your jewellery in good condition. Liquid dish washing liquid and a soft toothbrush is recommended to use for cleaning. While cleaning we suggest you run your finger over the claws to check for any sharp edges, which may indicate that a claw has been pulled. After cleaning shake the ring close to your ear and if a rattle can be heard, the claws on your ring may need to be tightened. Regular checks of your jewellery will minimise the risk of diamonds being lost.
It is suggested to get into a habit of taking your jewellery off and keeping them a soft pouch whilst engaging any activities that could dirty or damage the ring.
Particular care should be taken in the first few weeks of wearing your ring. From our experience we have found damage is most likely to occur in the first few weeks whilst getting used to wearing and caring for a ring. If a habit can be developed early on of cleaning and checking your ring it should last a lifetime.
Ryder Diamonds will repair any manufacturing defects up to one year after purchase. The jewellery must be returned to Ryder Diamonds for inspection by our jewellers to assess if the issue is a manufacturing fault or caused by damage.
Ryder Diamonds will provide one complimentary resize for engagement rings that have been designed and crafted by Ryder Diamonds. Re-sizing will be done on site and must be done within six months of purchase.
We aim to offer all of our clients a fair and amicable solution to cater to any problems. It is our aim to keep every client of Ryder Diamonds a happy and satisfied customer.
Damage to diamond jewellery can naturally occur and we will gladly offer to do any repairs at a minimum cost.
Our repair schedule is as follows (only applicable to pieces made by Ryder Diamonds):
- Clean, polish and rhodium plating of 18k gold or platinum ring without diamonds - HKD $1,000 per ring.
- Clean, polish and rhodium plating of a 18k gold or platinum solitaire diamond ring (includes checking and reconditioning of any claws) - HK$1,200.
- Clean, polish and rhodium plating of a 18k gold or platinum multiple diamond ring (includes checking and reconditioning of any claws) - HK$1,500.
- Clean, polish and rhodium plating of a 18k gold or platinum multiple diamond cocktail ring (includes checking and reconditioning of any claws) - starting at HK$1,600.
- Resize 18k gold ring (includes clean, polish & rhodium plating - up to one US size up or down if possible) - HKD $1,600 per ring.
- Resize platinum ring (includes clean, polish & rhodium plating - up to one US size up or down if possible) - HKD $1,800 per ring.
- Replace small diamond in 18k gold or platinum ring (up to 0.03ct - includes clean, polish & rhodium plating) - HKD $1,600.
- Repair crack or claws on 18k gold or platinum ring (includes clean, polish & rhodium plating)- HKD $1,800.
- Add 18k gold lumps for resizing - Starting from HK$1,800 platinum - from HKD$2,000.
- Engraving - HKD $600.
- Tighten of claws - From HKD $500.
* please note that overseas customers will be required to pay for shipping and insurance of their jewellery. We offer the use of our FedEx account for ease of transportation, however costs will be borne by the customer.
Unlike the majority of famous brand name jewellers who are notorious for the lack of customer care post sale, we are here to service our clients to ensure our Ryder Diamonds jewellery can be worn with joy and love. We will do our best to help with any unfortunate damage at the most reasonable cost.
Repair and remodelling of jewellery not made by Ryder Diamonds is not covered under this policy.
When you visit the Ryder Diamond website or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this Site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
You agree to defend, indemnify and hold harmless Ryder Diamonds, its independent contractors, service providers, employees, directors, agents, licensors, suppliers and consultants from and against any claims, damages, costs, liabilities and expenses (including, but not limited to, attorneys' fees) arising out of or related to any breach of the Terms by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of this site or the use by any other persons accessing this \site using your Internet account. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defense and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you hereunder. This defense and indemnification obligation will survive these terms.
Your Account and Registration
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. You must notify Ryder Diamonds immediately of any breach of security or unauthorised use of your account.
Orders - Placement and Acceptance
Ryder Diamonds offers items for sale on the site, at an offered price with an estimated delivery date.
The first time you make a purchase, you will be prompted to create a Ryder Diamonds account, enter your shipping and billing addresses and credit card information.
Any orders placed on this site, which requires you to complete the online checkout process, constitute a binding offer by you to conclude a purchase with Ryder Diamonds for the selected item(s) at the price for such item(s) shown on our site at the time the order is placed.
Upon receiving your order, we will send you an email confirming the details of your order ("Order Confirmation Email"), including the offered price, the amount charged to your credit card in Hong Kong Dollars, and the estimated delivery time. Our decision to send you the Order Confirmation Email constitutes our acceptance of your offer to purchase and forms a binding agreement. It confirms that we have received it and have commenced manufacture and delivery of the item(s).
We reserve the right not to accept your order at our discretion, for example: if we are unable to obtain authorisation for payment; if your card issuer refuses payment; if shipping restrictions apply to a particular item; if your card is due to expire within 28 days of your purchase date; if the item ordered cannot be manufactured for any reason or does not satisfy our quality control standards and is withdrawn; or, if you do not meet the eligibility criteria set out within the terms. We may also refuse to process and therefore accept a transaction for any reason or refuse service to anyone at any time, at our sole discretion. We will not be liable to you or any third party by doing so.
All merchandise sold on our site is intended for personal use only, not for resale. Ryder Diamonds reserve the right to cancel orders that appear to be for resale purposes.
Ryder Diamonds offers free FedEx shipping and insurance of newly purchased jewellery, however the customer is responsible for duties and tax payable in your specific countries. This is made clear in the checkout process and can be verified by the customer before completing purchase. Each piece of jewellery will arrive in its own individual packaging. Where a customer has ordered multiple items, each item may be delivered in separate shipments or together in a consolidated shipment at the discretion of Ryder Diamonds.
All online payments must be made through PayPal. PayPal supports a large number of credit cards, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner's Club and EnRoute.
Ryder Diamonds insures each purchase during the time it is in transit until it is delivered to your specified delivery address. We require a signature for any goods delivered, at which point responsibility for your purchased goods passes to you. If you have specified a recipient other than yourself for delivery purposes (for example, as a gift) then you accept that evidence of a signature by them (or at that delivery address) is evidence of delivery and fulfilment by Ryder Diamonds and transfer of responsibility in the same way.
Please note that we aim to deliver within the estimated delivery window declared for each order. Estimated delivery times are to be used as a guide only and commence from the date of dispatch. We are not responsible for any delays caused by destination customs clearance processes.
Valuations and Insurance
We highly recommend our clients to purchase insurance coverage on their jewellery, particularly for the purchase of a ring. Naturally wearing on the hand, a ring is prone to knocks and bumps and damage to the metal and diamonds can occur. Insurance will protect against such damage, loss or theft. For clients located in Hong Kong we can introduce you to our recommended insurance broker who has arranged a deal for our clients providing great value for money. Upon your purchase we will provide a free valuation certificate which can be used for insurance purposes.
We will accept returns within notification of 7 days of receipt of the Ryder Collection (shop) items only. Bespoke pieces cannot be returned. The customer is responsible to return the item in it's "as new" condition and is responsible for all shipping and insurance costs.
Product Availability and Pricing
If you're interested in a piece of jewellery that is currently not in stock we advise that it will take between 4-6 weeks for delivery.
We do not negotiate prices on our products and all our prices are final.
All of our diamonds over 0.40ct will be accompanied with a GIA certificate which will be included in your delivery. Ryder Collection (shop) pieces over 0.40ct will be graded GSI2 ex/ex/ex/none by GIA, pieces under 0.40ct will be graded as Collection SI - VS and do not come with certificates.
Ryder Diamonds only purchase diamonds through the most respected suppliers who, like us, proudly adhere to and enforce the standards established by the Kimberley Process, an international system that polices the trade of diamonds to ensure they are from sources free of conflict.
The site and all content and other materials, including, without limitation, the Ryder Diamonds logo, and all designs, text, graphics, pictures, selection, coordination, 'look and feel', information, data, software, sound files, other files and the selection and arrangement thereof (collectively, the "Site Materials") are the proprietary property of Ryder Diamonds
We understand and respect your concerns as to the privacy of any information you provide us. We will not distribute any details provided by you to any other third party or mailing lists.
Disclaimer of Warranty
EXCEPT AS EXPRESSLY PROVIDED TO THE CONTRARY IN WRITING BY RYDER DIAMONDS THIS SITE, THE CONTENT CONTAINED THEREIN AND THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES PROVIDED ON OR IN CONNECTION THEREWITH (THE "PRODUCTS AND SERVICES") ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. RYDER DIAMONDS DISCLAIMS ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT AS TO THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, AND MATERIALS IN OUR SITE. RYDER DIAMONDS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT MATERIALS IN OUR SITE OR THE SERVICES ARE ACCURATE, COMPLETE, RELIABLE, CURRENT OR ERROR-FREE. RYDER DIAMONDS DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT OUR SITE OR ITS SERVERS ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALL RYDER DIAMONDS, ITS DIRECTORS, MEMBERS, EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, SPECIAL, INDIRECT, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF PROFITS, OR LOSS OF DATA, WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT, TORT (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO NEGLIGENCE) OR OTHERWISE, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OF OUR SITE, THE PRODUCTS AND SERVICES, OR THE CONTENT CONTAINED IN OR ACCESSED THROUGH OUR SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY DAMAGES CASED BY OR RESULTING FROM RELIANCE BY USER ON ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED FROM RYDER DIAMONDS, OR THAT RESULT FROM MISTAKES, OMISSIONS, INTERRUPTIONS, DELETION OF FILES OR EMAIL, ERRORS, DEFECTS, VIRUSES, DELAYS IN OPERATION OR TRANSMISSION OR ANY FAILURE OF PERFORMANCE, WHETHER OR NOT RESULTING FROM ACTS OF GOD, COMMUNICATIONS FAILURE, THEFT, DESTRUCTION OR UNAUTHORISED ACCESS TO BLUE NILE'S RECORDS, PROGRAMS OR SERVICES.